[CR] Help me choose next project!

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From: "Todd Grantham" <wtgrantham@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 16:31:34 -0500
Subject: [CR] Help me choose next project!


Hey list friends! Give me some insight on what my next project should be, here is a little background: I like wrenching, searching for deals and detailing probably as much as riding, so last fall through a bonus program at work I chose a park bicycle toolkit, remodeled a room in my basement and went to work. My first project was to buy a frame and put my first bike together after purchasing all the parts (an off topic mountain bike, but bear with me). Then I put together a cheap (again not topic) commuter bike for my trip to work and errands. Next I discovered the interesting and beautiful world of vintage bikes and purchased an early 80s Guerciotti with the intention of having my first road bike to ride and complete my arsenal. Well after completely detailing the bike and adding some flash and pantographed parts I realized this thing is too valuable (to me) and too beautiful to be a daily rider. Now I am thinking my next project should be something a little more modest with the intention of being a comfortable road bike for general riding a couple of times a week. I would prefer to keep it $1000 or below and vintage steel. I have several campy parts left after replacing the Guerciotti parts like brakes, levers, hoods, stem. and cranks. I ride about a 58 cm but am considering a little larger for comfort sake. Also I will be attending the handcrafted bike show in Indy at the end of the month (I don't see that as any answer but will be interesting for me) Any suggestions? Maybe a classic trek or a paramount or ?????

Also I am looking for a NOS or "excellent " Concor Superleggera to finish the Guerciotti ( I saw the one from the guy in Italy on Saturday, but he hasn't responed to my email) Any Leads?

Thanks....sorry for the long post, just wanted to gather some other insight.

Todd Grantham
Fort Wayne IN USA